Former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler is officially inducted into the Vanderbilt Hall of Fame.. A ceremony was held during halftime of Friday’s Black and Gold Spring Game.
One of the best ever in Black & Gold.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) March 25, 2016
Cutler, 32, is one of only two Vanderbilt players since 1986 to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. While with the Commodores, Cutler started 45 games and was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, despite playing for a 5-6 team.
Cutler has started 134 NFL games in three seasons with the Denver Broncos and seven with the Chicago Bears. He is No. 40 in NFL history in career passing yards with 31,408 yards.
Cutler was scheduled to attend an induction dinner on Jan. 22, but winter weather forced it to be rescheduled to Sept. 2, but Cutler will be preparing for the start of the NFL season and won’t be able to attend.
The Black and Gold Spring Game allowed fans to get a first look at the 2016 team, and could give a hint as to who will emerge as the starting quarterback in the fall. Sophomore Kyle Shurmur is the favorite over junior Wade Freebeck.